Proper ventilation is essential for all buildings, commercial or residential, to ensure the safety of their occupants, both in normal circumstances and in emergencies such as fires, or other air contaminants.
There are many types of ventilation systems. The two most popular currently being used are natural ventilation and mechanical ventilation.
These systems are essential for many reasons. They remove stale and toxic gases from the environment and replenish them with fresh and clean air.
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Natural ventilation is a system that doesn't require mechanical devices to move air within the structure. Instead, it uses organic airflow and openings for pollutants to pass through the building.
The first benefit of this system has – possibly lower installation costs than its mechanical counterpart. However, this only applies to certain situations – if the system is integrated into the structure before construction, the costs can be absorbed by the build.
You should remember that mechanical systems can still provide better value for money when there is a maximum amount of surface area. This is especially true for car parks and similar environments.
Natural ventilation also has a budget-friendly advantage. Mechanical installations can be extremely expensive to run, not only because they require fans but also because air conditioning units can increase energy consumption costs up to 30% per building, according to reports.
However, organic methods of optimizing air circulation in structures could mean that this cost can be practically eliminated. This is a long-term solution that can prove financially sound for companies looking to cut costs in all areas.